HIGHLANDS CASTLE overlooking beautiful Lake George

HIGHLANDS CASTLE overlooking beautiful Lake George, NY
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From $395 / night

19 Skyline Drive, Bolton Landing, NY 12814
HIGHLANDS CASTLE overlooking beautiful Lake George
5 bedrooms
10 guests
1 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps: 10
Type: Castle
Per night: $395 - $995
Per week: $2,765 - $6,965
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Bolton Landing vacation castle rental

HIGHLANDS CASTLE is the most extraordinary estate you'll ever find...
A treasure beyond words with the intrigue and allure which only a castle can offer. Experience the peaceful tranquility and the most spectacular view in the world!

Whether it’s a vacation retreat, family get-together, rehearsal dinner, honeymoon,
anniversary, girls weekend getaway, birthday party, special celebration, photoshoot,
film location, engagement setting, or any meaningful "experience" you can envision!

1.) The Castle Cottage', our adorable ‘mini-CASTLE’ (sleep up to 6-guests).
2.) 'The Royal Bedroom' in Highlands Castle (sleep up to 4-guests).
3.) Highlands Castle ‘all to yourself’ (sleep up to 4-guests).

THE CASTLE COTTAGE... our adorable mini-CASTLE!
$395 per night for 1-couple (1-bed).
$595 per night for 2-couples (2-beds).
$795 per night for 3-couples (3-beds).
Note: 1-2 people maximum per bed.
Includes 2-ful beds, 1-queen sofa bed, bathroom/shower,
eat-in kitchen. main sitting room with flat screen TV, plus
your own private outdoor terrace with breathtaking lake views!
The Castle Cottage sleeps up to 6-people.
$100 cleaning fee will apply to your rental.

The ROYAL BEDROOM with Queen Bed & Private Bath!
$395 per night for 1-couple.
$590 per night for 2-couples.
Includes the Royal Bedroom, The Great Hall, plus enjoy our outdoor terraces with breathtaking panoramic views of Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains!
Queen Bed can be setup in Highlands Castle for 2nd couple.
Highlands Castle sleeps up to 4-people.

$995 per night for 1-couple.
$1490 per night for 2-couples.
Includes Royal Bedroom, Kitchen, Family Room, Great Hall, Music Room/Library,
plus outdoor terraces with the most magnificent lake views in the world!
Queen Bed can be setup in Highlands Castle for 2nd couple.
Highlands Castle sleeps up to 4-people.
$150 cleaning fee will apply to your rental.

The picturesque quality of the castle itself is matched only by its glorious surroundings. of breathtaking panoramic views of beautiful Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains.

Upon your arrival, Highlands Castle is incomparable to all other places.
That is what sets us apart. You won't find a more peaceful environment to relax and share time with your loved ones and The Great Hall and outside terraces provide the perfect setting! Our private estate is suitable for smaller, more intimate family gatherings during the day, though we are certain the memories will last a lifetime.

Up to 12-family members: $1995/day
Up to 18-family members: $2995/day
Up to 24-family members: $3995/day
Up to 30-family members: $4995/day
Up to 36-family members: $5995/day
Up to 42-family members: $6995/day
Up to 48-family members: $7995/day
Family members can enjoy property until 8pm.
$150 cleaning fee will apply to your rental.

Highlands Castle does not offer goods or services - just the rental of the castle.

Payment is required to save your specific date(s).
Smoking/candles/pets not permitted on property (including forfeit of security deposit).

HIGHLANDS CASTLE Welcomes You. The Ultimate in First-Class Luxury Rentals!
This luxury estate is available to rent on an exclusive and private basis. You can rent the castle all to yourself which includes a large inviting kitchen with a cozy eating area. Upon entering the grand entrance, you will be drawn to the historic 'Romeo & Juliet' stained glass doors welcoming guests into the well-appointed Great Hall with formal dining room, a uniquely decorated area for special entertaining. There is also a comfortable family room, a relaxing sitting room with library, and a convenient downstairs bathroom. Our outside terraces overlook breathtaking views of Lake George with a backdrop of the Adirondack Mountains... a perfect setting for a sunrise breakfast, a memorable lunch watching sailboats on the lake, or a romantic candlelight dinner to complete a perfect day.

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If you believe in dreams enough, then they'll believe in you.
Highlands Castle... where dreams do come true.

Kind Regards,
John A. Lavender II
owner of Highlands Castle and The Castle Cottage in Bolton Landing, NY
Area Information
Downtown Bolton Landing Welcomes You!

Stop in and enjoy the many amenities that Bolton Landing has to offer.
From fine gift stores, novelty and antique shops, clothing stores, hair
salons, golf, canoe, kayaking, and camping apparel stores, to ice cream
parlors and more. There's plenty to do and see while you're here.

Quaint and beautiful downtown Bolton Landing offers an array of family-owned
restaurants to enjoy... from pizza, to Italian, to great Steak Houses and more!

There are 3 public beaches to enjoy which include scenic picnic areas, a tennis court, basketball court, a wonderful library, museum, grocery store, Dave's Grocery Market, Stewart's convenient store, Country Stores, Garden & Florist Shops, weekend Local Farmer's Market, plus local boat cruises or rentals. Come see for yourself why Bolton Landing on Lake George has been the regions most popular tourist destination!
Nearby Restaurants
Less than 1/2 mile from the castle are an array of wonderful restaurants right on Main Street in Bolton Landing to choose from! There are great steak houses, seafood, Italian, pizza and more!

About the owner

Owner Profile

John A. Lavender II

John A. Lavender II

John A. Lavender II

  • About:

    Welcome to Highlands Castle overlooking beautiful Lake George, NY!

    In 1978, I made a promise to my 3- year old son Jason that I would build a home where we could create special memories together. I then found myself saying "Someday I will build you a castle".

    The ideal location presented...
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jun 30 2016 Dec 31 2017 $395 $395 $2,765 - 1 Night
Jun 30 2016 Dec 31 2017 $595 $595 $4,165 - 1 Night
Jul 21 2016 Jul 20 2018 $795 $795 $5,565 - 1 Night
Jul 21 2016 Jul 20 2018 $995 $995 $6,965 - 1 Night
Check In: 3 a.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: Payment is required to save your specific date(s). RENTAL RATE CHOICES: The CASTLE COTTAGE... our adorable mini-CASTLE! $395/night for 1-couple (1-bed). $595/night for 2-couples (2-beds). $795/night for 3-couples (3-beds). Note: 1-2 people maximum per bed. $100 cleaning fee applies. The ROYAL BEDROOM $395/night for 1-couple. Queen Bed available for 2nd couple at $195/night. HIGHLANDS CASTLE 'all to yourself': $995/night for 1-couple. Queen Bed for 2nd couple is $495/night $150 cleaning fee.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: RATES ARE PER NIGHT.. Additional rental rates apply to additional couple(s). $100 cleaning fee applies to renting The Castle Cottage. $150 cleaning fee applies to renting Highlands Castle "all to yourself". $500 security deposit applies to renting The Castle Cottage. $750 security deposit applies to renting Highlands Castle. Policy available by contacting owner when booking.



  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 2 Double Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Parking Included
  • View (Lake)
  • Balcony
  • Heating
  • Patio
  • View (Mountains)
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Porch
  • View (Water)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Screened Porch
  • Appliances

  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Activities

  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (11 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (1 mile)
  • Amusement Park
    (12 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (5 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (13 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (5 miles)
  • Whitewater Rafting
    (13 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (5 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (14 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Racquetball
    (14 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (<1 mile)
  • Volleyball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (10 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (20 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Bicycling
    (1 mile)
  • Water Park
    (10 miles)
  • Casino
    (25 miles)
  • Lake
    (<1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Lake George is the most beautiful lake in the country and one of the most scenic & popular tourist destinations in upstate New York. There are many local restaurants and activities for the entire family to enjoy during your stay including day trips to the Saratoga Racetrack (a 40- minute drive) or Lake Placid (a 75-minute drive) from Highlands Castle.in Bolton Landing, NY. Come and experience for yourself the serenity that is Lake George and the quaint town of Bolton Landing that sits by its waters edge.
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Reviews for this vacation castle rental in Bolton Landing, New York

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2 reviews
Colleen Partington


Colleen Partington

Oak Ridge. NJ


October 27, 2015

Yes, wow! That is this home in one word! So beautiful and so eloquent! But the view over Lake George is WOW! The amazing view of the lake is one that can not be seen anywhere else. Gorgeous! We felt like we were climbing up to the sky and then there it was; a castle in the clouds! This place is so detailed and unique that you could really feel like a Prince or Princess as you move about the home. The owners are wonderful host and really make you feel comfortable. You have to hear the story of how this amazing place came to be from the owner; builder and host, John.

the Halkias family

absolutely amazing! !!

the Halkias family

Bennington vt

absolutely amazing! !!

October 27, 2015

What a special place ! We stayed at highland castle in august of 2015 when our daughter was one month old , and it is something we will never forget, it feels like such a special place, and it really is,everything was so authentic, yet so comfortable and cozy for a castle, amazing views views views !!! Beautiful grounds !! You really feel like you are in a fairy tale, every detail was perfect, and so spotless , this place is truly a treasure! Perfect for a fairy tale wedding or to just get away ! The owners are very special genuine people as well and will make sure your stay is perfect! An absolute must visit!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Review left on Aug 23, 2011 for a stay in Jun 2011.
My family and I have been vacationing in Lake George for 11 years, it is a very special place for us. We found Highlands Castle through a friend that lives in the area and just had to check it out. The minute we stepped on the property, we fell in love. The view is priceless, the castle is gorgeous, and John and Yvonne are very generous, special people. My family enjoyed every minute of our stay, we are still talking about it, months later. It is a vacation that we will never forget and will always hold it in a special place in our hearts! Thank you John and Yvonne for sharing your beautiful home and your shared love for beautiful Lake George!

Review left on Jul 15, 2011 for a stay in Jun 2010

Adirondack Sunset in a Castle overlooking Lake George!
I recommend Highlands Castle to anyone and everyone who is looking for the perfect setting for a romantic get-a-way! We had a rehearsal dinner at this fabulous location where all of our family were blown away with million dollar views of the Adirondack Mountains while overlooking Lake George! It is a place where you truly feel like Royalty!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How far is Highlands Castle from the Albany International Airport?
A: We're 1-hour north on Route 87 from the Albany Airport.
Q: How far is the Saratoga Racetrack from Highlands Castle?
A: The famous racetrack is just 40 minutes on Route 87 going south.

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  • About:

    Welcome to Highlands Castle overlooking beautiful Lake George, NY!

    In 1978, I made a promise to my 3- year old son Jason that I would build a home where we could create special memories together. I then found myself saying "Someday I will build you a castle".

    The ideal location presented...
  • View full profile